Cheng Jia Yung, a student Betta Fish seller from Perak, Malaysia, shared his joyful experience when he found out that Malaysia’s former Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir, bought fish from him.
Betta fish (aka fighting fish), is a new trend in tropical countries such as Thailand, Indonesia, and Vietnam.
One of the customers contacted Cheng and claimed that he was inquiring the fish for the former primer, Tun Dr. Mahathir.
Cheng later found out that the claim was true and attached a letter to Tun Dr. Mahathir.
The 96 year-old former Prime Minister later shared photos and video of him thanking Cheng for the fish.
“I believe this can become a big business because many people are interested in buying fighting fish and I wish you more success,” said Tun Dr. MahathirTun Dr. Mahathir
Since lock-downs began, Betta fish sellers (and breeders) across the country have risen in numbers, partly due to the rising demand due to the fishes’ colour appeal.